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Report: Mayor Looking for Feedback on Income Tax Restructuring Plan

Mayor Jerry Hruby introduces a plan to generate nearly $1 million in additional revenue. But first he'd like some feedback.

Without raising property taxes on Brecksville residents, Mayor Jerry Hruby is considering a new tax plan that would generate about $900,000 in additional revenue.

Cleveland.com reported that during his State of the City address Hruby made an official recommendation to city council to change the income tax structure for residents who work in other communities.

Residents employed in other towns would pay an additional .25 percent to Brecksville, according to the report.

Hruby also briefly mentioned the proposal in his Conversation With the Mayor event.

The mayor has said he’s looking to fund projects such as the renovation of Old Town Hall, building a new police station and the completion of the Blossom Hill Master Plan.

The last time the city raised income taxes was in 1989, when residents voted to raise the rate from 1.5 to 2 percent, according to Cleveland.com.

Now, Hruby said he’s looking for some feedback on the proposed tax re-structuring.

What do you think of the proposed tax plan? Tell us in the comments.

tooo_many_shoes March 05, 2013 at 04:35 PM
No new taxes and Blossom Hill is a want not a need
Allen Freeman March 07, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Mayor Hruby is falling further and further away from conservativism. His current focus seems to be a significant expansion of city government: new buildings, new equipment, new employees. None of the cited projects is even remotely necessary to a city of 13K. We don't need a new police station building, or further development at Blossom Hill, or renovation on the old city hall. Don't raise taxes on any resident to pay for unnecessary projects.
AJ March 21, 2013 at 03:57 PM
“Without raising property taxes on Brecksville residents”… how do I get more money from this city’s residents… “Hruby made an official recommendation to city council to change the income tax structure for residents who work in other communities. Residents employed in other towns would pay an additional .25 percent to Brecksville.” Yes, penalize people for working! But only our residents who work outside of the city – sounds like discrimination, no?

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